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Leonce Demarez Space

Interpretation centre of ancient cults and beliefs

This new unusual thematic museum is dedicated to the many archaeological discoveries relating to places of worship and ritual objects of antiquity. Since first built shrines to the Celtic era (fifth century BC) to the Gallo-Roman temples (fourth century AC), this guided tour will take you to discover the polytheistic cults practiced in northern Gaul until the institutionalization of Christianity.

The highlight of the exhibition is made up of the impressive archaeological collection from the regional excavations carried out at the vast cultural complex Celto-Roman of Blicquy "Ville d’Anderlecht" (Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium).

These researches undertaken at the initiative of Léonce Demarez in 1978, by the Circle of Tourism and Archaeological Research of Blicquy, then relayed by the Archaeological Service of the Walloon Region and the Free University of Brussels (CREA-ULB) is Today a body of unique and original knowledge in Belgium.

The homogeneity and the richness of the collection unearthed at Blicquy (deposits of weapons, hoards, statues, jewelleries, mask ...) reflect the importance and splendour of this important archaeological site of Belgian heritage.

The creation of the Leonce Demarez Space was financially supported by the Commissioner General of Tourism, the National Lottery and the City of Beloeil.
The restoration of archaeological objects was supported by the Department of Archaeology, DGO4-Wallonia as well as the Federation of Archaeologists Wallonia and Brussels asbl.

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Weekend of experimental archaeology 2017

Next August 26 and 27 from 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm the Aubechies-Beloeil Archéosite and Museum organizes its 2017 weekend of experimental archaeology.

This unique event allows the gathering of Belgian and foreigner archaeologists and experimenters to share the latest research in this field.

Throughout the weekend you will see various shows, events and demonstrations of experimental archeology held by troops of historical reconstitution: Gallic entertainment gladiator fights, Roman military exercises ...
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Tourist season 2017

From Sunday, April 16 until Sunday, October 15 included, the Aubechies-Beloeil Archéosite and Museum opens its doors for the tourist season.

From mid-April to mid-October, we are open on Sundays and bank holidays (from 14h to 18h) and in July and August, on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays (from 14h to 19h).

On Sundays, you can discover our handmade animations (forging iron, bronze casting, weaving and spinning wool, baking bread, making ancient pottery, working bone, ...) with traditionnal music in the background.

During the tourist season, on weekends and during school holidays, occasional free tours (in French) are held 3 times a day for individual visitors (from a group of minimum 5 persons).

The animations are held by our artisans only on Sunday afternoon during the tourist season. These activities are provided on a voluntary basis, we can not guarantee the presence of all these activities every Sunday.
Thank you for your understanding.

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The 24th and June 25th, 2017 - Beltaine's Bonfire 2017

This is a tourist festivity organized to celebrate the summer solstice. A great number of craftsmen take this opportunity to demonstrate their craft.

Moreover this event often characterizes itself with musical performances. Various concerts of traditional and Celtic music are performed on both days; a concert-show takes place just before the ignition of the pyre.
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